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Billings Farm and Museum

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Address: 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
Phone Number: +1 802-457-2355
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Description: One of the finest Jersey farms in America and a museum of Vermont's rural...
One of the finest Jersey farms in America and a museum of Vermont's rural past: dairy farm, award-winning 1890 Farm House, engaging farm life exhibits. Daily livestock programs and hands-on activities, afternoon milking, audiovisual presentations, museum shop, dairy bar. May- Oct., 10-5; weekends Nov.-Feb., & Christmas & Feb. vacation weeks 10-4.
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Good for Those Who Appreciate History and Scenery

We stopped here on our way home with our teens. My husband and I loved the scenery and enjoyed the farm tour. We also tried the ice cream at the Dairy Bar and it was very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
PattiandBob
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chester, nh
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chester, nh
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70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on our way home with our teens. My husband and I loved the scenery and enjoyed the farm tour. We also tried the ice cream at the Dairy Bar and it was very good! Our teens were tired from a very busy week and didn't enjoy the time there as much as my husband and I. We... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was a nice little dairy farm. The tour of the farm house was my favorite part. The guide was really great. Do not pass up the ice cream at the dairy bar. I do not know whether it is made on site, but it is truly excellent.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very happy this place was able to be preserved......the staff and volunteers were friendly and helpful......beautiful setting....we were there for a wedding

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Louisiana
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a wonderful attraction. There is so much to do. The museum is fantastic. And then you walk outside and get can up close with animals, take a wagon ride around the property, tour an old farmhouse, and just enjoy and soak up the beautiful scenery. I wish we had more time to spend here. Very friendly staff members... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I really enjoyed the museum, the displays are quite educational. I like that it was a self guided tour so you could go at your own pace. I did not enjoy the live working farm part as much. The farm is very clean, but knowing the background of dairy cows, and their young made it less inviting for me personally

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East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The museum is a working dairy farm. The staff (& volunteers) are kind and desire sharing details of the interworkings and history of the farm. The nursery had about 10 calfs, including a 4-day old calf. The barn is surprisingly clean - I had not imagined a working farm to be like this. The tour of the home is well... More 

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Cornish, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

None of the animals had eye protectors on to keep the flies away, so millions of flies were getting into their eyes and torturing them. A cow had maggots on an open sore. One of the horse's shoes was badly damaged and cracked. Very little trees for the animals to find shelter from the sun. I understand the whole 1800s... More 

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Darlyne F, Manager at Billings Farm and Museum, responded to this review

Vermont's hot, sticky periods during the summer are miserable for our livestock and we work hard to make them as comfortable as we possibly can. To address your specific concerns: our draft horses routinely wear eye protection – with the exception of the black mares, who refuse to keep them on. We treat the horses and cows daily with a... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to the farm and museum. If you are a fan of history visit the farm managers house and the Rockefeller mansion on the hill. Also, don't miss the 30 minute video that explains the origins of the farm, etc. if you are staying at the Inn your admission is free!

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Watertown, Ma.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Billings Farm is a wonderful place for parents and kids. They have cows, horses, sheep,& chickens. This is not a rainy day activity as many animals are outside and there is walking to do to see all the exhibits. They have a snack bar and gift shop.

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Hartland Four Corners, Vermont
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Awesome, different events all year long. Love the wagon rides! Best Jersey cows! Grandkids love seeing all of the Old Time exhibits.

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